21-23 December 2008
3 pm 21st to 8:30 am 23rd


“Eland Chalet—Equinox Celebration”

It is now over.
The objectives are attached. The Smiles, tears and bright ideas at the end was overall positive.
We expected nine people. One got sick and only eight came.
The budget of room, board and transport within US$200 was met (there were also donations of time, money, supplies).
Two new Servas members have been enrolled from Lesotho.
Hopefully when they return to Maseru in January 2009 they can begin to organize Servas in Lesotho.
Three pictures from the gathering are attached.

Items considered

Allocation of special tasks – recording meeting, cooking, chairing, timing of meals, tea breaks, etc

Welcome, Objectives & Introductions
Interview of New Member of Servas Botswana
Interview of New Member of Servas Lesotho
Briefing and overview of meeting / Aims and objectives of meeting

Servas International
History of Servas [now 60 years old]
History of Servas (including peace activities, youth programmes, workcamps, and past
EGA Barcelona and Latina, future of Servas International)
South-North Links (Twinning with Scandinavia) and progress on implementing them
EGA 2008, 7 to 11 September 2009 in Argentina

Servas in Botswana
History, status, travellers in / travellers out

Report on SERVAS AAM in Livingstone, Zambia, December 2007
Review of Servas in Africa and Future of Servas in Africa
Servas Areas in Africa (past, present and future)
Changes taking place in the world that impact on Servas (economic, social, political, divisions, restrictions on travel, and so on).
Implications for Servas in Africa and solutions. [consideration of a number of background papers]
Reports from Africa Servas Members travelling – numbers, experiences and Recommendations
Multi-ball game

Communication Issues
Use of e-mails – improving communication Servas web pages
Use of other networks (FaceBook, BeWelcome, etc)
Servas News
Africa Area Newsletter
Other activities

About Botswana

Botswana offers a host of wildlife parks and game parks. The Okavango Delta is Botswana's rare treasure. It is the only inland delta in the world and is easily explored via a dugout canoe. Relax on a boat trip down the Chobe River and enjoy the serenity that Botswana offers its visitors.

Record of 2005 Meeting at Serowe Rhino Camp
Matters arising from this meeting
Election [positions: Coordinator, Deputy, Membership, Newsletter]
Example of Zambia National Meeting 2008

Finances – expectations and realities
Possibility of larger meeting, e.g. next year – establish planning committee, include teleconference feature while core group is together – to contact & involve others
Evaluation and Any other Business, Evaluation
Group Photos